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So, you may call me an Intel Fan boy, and my Friend an AMD Fanboy.

 

His uses are straight forward. Rendering/Recording and gaming. He doesn't want to Overclock, at all. (He's inexperienced, and this would be his first, Custom PC).

 

He also wants to keep it under $800 USD.

 

I have my build version and his.

 

Mine:

 

(Intel, No SSD)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vZhwf7

 

(Intel, W/ SSD)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHXzwP

 

His:

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cCHTTW

 

Couple more things to mention. He needs a WiFi adapter, or onboard WiFI MOBO. it's his only way, short of running a 60FT CAT cable to his system, which he isn't keen on.

 

I've chosen a PSU, powerful enough to allow for an Upgrade and/or SLI.

 

I'm open to any and all suggestions.

 

Cheers!

Draxe


Edited by Draxe, 22 June 2015 - 06:56 PM.

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:welcome: Draxe

Taking a look at the AMD build.

Your links to the Intel builds do not work for me, "unknown file"


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SSD

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHXzwP

 

No SSD

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vZhwf7

 

Edit: Double checked them this time. Can't find the issue, but both seem to work.

Oh, I also followed. Thanks for the info on that. Quiet helpful :-).

 

Cheers!


Edited by Draxe, 23 June 2015 - 03:10 AM.

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Ga.

I am not a fan of any particular brand, but find that a AMD build has a more limited upgrade path and under perofrms compared to Intel when you get close to the $1K mark.

Comments on the AMD configuration are not criticisms. 

No sound card as the integrated audio is just as good.

Up the CPU to FX 8320, even though OM no intended now, potentially there for the future and very easy to do.

350W PSU is to weak, 12V rails to low, leaves no room for any kind of upgrades.

Unless you are really sure of burning Bluray discs, dump it for a standard DVD one.

Consider adding a second HDD to aid with editing, dependent on software.

 

Suggest AMD build. > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tdtfgs

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Ga.

I am not a fan of any particular brand, but find that a AMD build has a more limited upgrade path and under perofrms compared to Intel when you get close to the $1K mark.

Comments on the AMD configuration are not criticisms. 

No sound card as the integrated audio is just as good.

Up the CPU to FX 8320, even though OM no intended now, potentially there for the future and very easy to do.

350W PSU is to weak, 12V rails to low, leaves no room for any kind of upgrades.

Unless you are really sure of burning Bluray discs, dump it for a standard DVD one.

Consider adding a second HDD to aid with editing, dependent on software.

 

Suggest AMD build. > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tdtfgs

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Thanks for the comments and feedback. Curious, have you had a chance to glance at the Intel one?

 

I'm worried about the 750 Ti though. My 760 I know is getting outdated, and has a few issues running big name titles like BF4 - 1080p - Ultra.

 

I concur with the 350W PSU. I mentioned it wouldn't allow for any kind of upgrade at all. (Checked specs of the GPU).

 

I will pass the AMD build on

 

Cheers!

Draxe


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Gday.

Sorry for the delay, got called out.

Here is the Intel configuration,   Better performance than the AMD, + very upgradable, would defiantly be my choice. > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Kjtfgs

Yes, the 750 ti is a litttle weak, but better to start with the highest specs for other parts, then upgrade a GPU, (more cost effective) rather than a high end GPU, then upgrade other hardware. 

 

Kept the Apevia X-DREAMER4 for the cooling band the hot swap bbays, very useful for an editing build. 

 

Edit.

 

Just realized the builds do not include an OS, that would push the price up. 


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Hi,

 

Your concerns regarding the OS is noted. However, I have access to a Fully Licensed Windows 7 Home Premium disc through our Local Uni. It's one of the perks you get if you have a family member who works there. :-). That also includes various products such as The Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PPT etc) and Kaspersky.

 

I will also pass that build on to him. Looks Nice, and he can OC if he wants to in the future.

 

I'm glad we stuck to an i5. He does record and render, but not enough to warrant an i7 Chip. I also happen to know the i5-4690K is a favourite with Gamers.

 

Thanks for the Pro-Tips.

 

Looks like it good put a good fight up with my system, but not quite :-)

 

Gday.

Sorry for the delay, got called out.

 

Completely understand. Real Life before Forums :-)


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Thanks for the reply Draxe.

Are you going to have some "hands on" with the build? 

If your friend needs some How To help, get him to start a Topic.   Regardless, would like to know how the build goes.

 

You are very welcome, :thumbsup:

 

Good luck.


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Gday.

Just wondering how the build turned out?


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